Palm Beach

Tips for Your Next DIY Painting Job

If you’re still working from home and staying in, you could be looking for a change in scenery. One of the most affordable ways to transform a room is with a new coat of paint. No need to buy expensive new furnishings! It’s simple and relatively inexpensive to pick up a can of paint and give any room a fresh start. Here are some quick tips for any level of DIYer to follow.

1.Look at different paint colors

When deciding a color, think about what your tastes are or take a look at the latest trends for inspiration. Sometimes we think we want a certain color, but by looking around you might find one that just speaks to you.

2. Do sample tests on your walls

It’s important that your paint color doesn’t clash with the furniture in your room, flooring, or light sources, so doing test swatches on the wall is important. Most of the time, the color seen online is not an exact match in person. It can change appearance during different times of the day. Pick up a few extra sample colors in lighter and darker tones for wall testing before making your final decision.

3. Gather your tools

Before opening the paint can, gather all the tools you might need to make sure this project goes smoothly. Some basic items needed are drop cloths, painter’s tape, rollers, and straight and angled brushes. Once you have what you need, you’re ready to prep the space.

4. Prep and clean the room

Create a stress-free painting experience by prepping and cleaning the room before you even open the paint can. To help the paint adhere better, wipe your walls with warm water and soap to remove any dirt or dust. Remove curtains, frames or anything that could get in the way of your painting job, and lay several canvas drop cloths over your floors and furniture to protect them from dripping paint. Take your painter’s tape and outline your edges so the paint won’t bleed onto the ceiling or trim. Remove as much furniture as you can from the room to give yourself space, crack open a window for ventilation, and start painting.

5. Know where to start

Now that we’re all prepped and ready to paint, we should begin with a primer base coat; if you’re going for a darker color, we suggest using a tinted primer. When painting, use your angled brush along the edges and corners to get an even coverage and a roller brush for the larger surfaces. If you’ve chosen to paint the ceiling, that would be your next step in the painting process. After the ceiling, paint your walls, and then do baseboards, trim, and molding last.

Every painter needs a good canvas which can mean starting from scratch in a new home. Huntington Place is a gated enclave of new, luxury, single-family homes by Lennar. Located in Vero Beach, this active adult community puts the lifestyle you’ve been looking for, within reach. Residents enjoy amenities such as a private clubhouse featuring a cabana pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, sports courts, and more to make life feel like one long vacation!

Anna Young

Recent Posts

Find Affordable Luxury at Sundance Greens in Dayton, MN

Your dream home awaits at Sundance Greens in the lush city of Dayton, MN! This…

3 days ago

Cornerstone Collection is Now Selling at Chatham Village South

Lennar is excited to announce the Cornerstone Collection is now selling at Chatham Village in…

4 days ago

Find Your Happy Place at Corinthalyn in Sprawling Clovis, CA

Your dream home awaits at Corinthalyn, a new community set on Highland Ave and Ashlan…

6 days ago

Find Your Dream Home at the Harvest Ridge Community Event on April 13

Lennar is excited to welcome home shoppers to our community event at Harvest Ridge, a…

1 week ago

Adventure Begins at Pioneer Commons in Little Canada, MN

Your homeowning adventure begins at Pioneer Commons, a master-planned community of new and spacious townhomes…

1 week ago

Adventure Awaits – Appointments for Noble’s Pond Begin April 13th

Starting on Saturday, April 13th, Noble’s Pond– Delaware’s premier active adult community offering single-family homes…

2 weeks ago